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Why Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Mexico might be something new

Why Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Mexico might be something new

As the archbishop of Buenos Aires, the future Pope Francis was a thorn in the side of the Argentine leadership, especially the husband and wife presidency of Nestor and Christina Kirchner.

“A major part of their platform was that they were in favor of the poor,” said Father Arthur F. Liebscher, chairman of the history department at Santa Clara University, “and he came along and said, ‘Well, what are you doing about it? You’re getting rich, your friends are getting rich, and nothing is happening in the country.’”

Liebscher remembers the pope when he was still Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a fellow Jesuit priest; the two men washed...

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